[community] Google's new accessibility scanning app

Justin Obara obara.justin at gmail.com
Wed Apr 13 15:05:23 UTC 2016

Thanks for sharing Kaye, 

This is quite interesting, and it’s really good to see that more automated tools are being developed to help identify issues. Automated tools tend to have issues with understanding the intentions of the designers, for example disabled elements that might be low contrast intentionally. I know that Dana and others have been trying to think of alternative representations or disabled elements in high contrast modes, so in the end, good design should be able to solve this.

I’ll have to see if I can get my hands on an android device to try this out. I think an ideal system would have hooks into the accessibility APIs/tree, the document/content structure, and presentation (visual layout, audio queues, etc.) to gain a better understanding of what all the parts are, how they work, and what they are trying to communicate. 


On April 13, 2016 at 10:32:14 AM, Kaye Mao (kayexmao at gmail.com) wrote:

Haven't tried it yet but looks really interesting.  

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